- Thunderbolt™ 3 Expansion Card
- Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB Type-C)
- PCIe and Lanes: PCIe Gen3 x 4
- Bracket: Low-profile pre-installed; full-height
- Form factor: Low-profile
- Supported operating systems: QuTS hero 4.5.0 or later; QTS 4.4.0 or later
- Package Contents: 1 x QXP-T32P; Low-profile pre-installed bracket; full-height bracket
Compatible NAS models
This Thunderbolt 3 Expansion Card enables high-speed data transfer to accelerate everyday tasks and applications. Video editing studios in particular can greatly benefit by being able to smoothly transfer, display and edit 4K videos in real-time. Thunderbolt™ 4 devices can also be used by a NAS with a Thunderbolt™ 3 Expansion Cards when connected using standard Thunderbolt™ 4 certificated cables or passive Thunderbolt™ 3 cables shorter than 0.8 meters.
Thunderbolt™ 3 Expansion Card Usage Scenarios
Daisy-chain up to 6 QNAP Thunderbolt™ devices
A NAS with a Thunderbolt™ 3 expansion card can be daisy-chained with up to 6 QNAP Thunderbolt™ devices, including other QNAP Thunderbolt™ NAS and Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Adapter (QNA Series).
Connect legacy devices
When used with an Apple Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt™ 2 adapter* (sold by Apple), legacy Thunderbolt™ 2 MacBook can be connected to your Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS for sharing files and accessing centralized data.
*Please note that Thunderbolt 2 connection speed will only be able to reach up to 20Gb/s.
QNAP Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Cables
Use a certified Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps cable (with the Thunderbolt icon and “3”). Get the best cables for your work environment.
Note: If you connect a Thunderbolt™ 4 host to a Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, you must use a Thunderbolt™ 4 certificated cable or a passive Thunderbolt™ 3 cable that is shorter than 0.8 meters.
Note: The QXP-T32P Thunderbolt 3 expansion card can only be installed in a PCIe Gen 3 x4 slot in the QNAP TVS-h1288X or TVS-h1688 NAS devices.